Interview with Stanley Forman Reed, Sr., November 12, 1975

Project: Fred M. Vinson Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

The interview begins with Justice Reed affirming that before Fred Vinson became a member of the Supreme Court, Reed's contact with Vinson was limited. He relates that he had knowledge that Vinson was being considered as chief justice. Reed's opinion of Vinson as chief justice and leadership on the Court is discussed at length. Reed relates what he remembers about his relationship with Vinson. He gives his opinion as to whether the Vinson Court would have passed Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. He considers the possibility of Vinson running as a presidential candidate. Lastly, the fate of Reed's personal papers is also considered.

Interview Accession

1975oh035_vin015

Interviewee Name

Stanley Forman Reed, Sr.

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1975-11-12

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Reed, Stanley Forman, Sr. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 12 Nov. 1975. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Reed, S.F., Sr. (1975, November 12). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Fred M. Vinson Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Reed, Stanley Forman, Sr., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. November 12, 1975, Fred M. Vinson Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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